One-Pot Lentil and Beetroot Soup

Hi there! I know I have posted so many summer recipes lately because, well because, we have summer here in Australia. However, many of you, my beautiful readers, are on…

a bowl with red lentil and beetroot soup garnished with yogurt and greens

Hi there! I know I have posted so many summer recipes lately because, well because, we have summer here in Australia. However, many of you, my beautiful readers, are on the other side of the globe where right now it is winter and I am sure you are looking for some nice comforting recipes to warm up those cool nights, right? And today I’ll be sharing a nice, cozy and super easy to make one-pot lentil and beetroot soup recipe.

A bowl of beetroot soup

I love good soup for so many reasons. The texture, especially in a cream soup. I like the warmth and comfort it provides. I also like soups because most of the time they contain a lot of healthy ingredients like vegetables, legumes and broths. This beautiful red soup is all of that. It is made with red lentils, beetroot, red capsicum, onions and garlic. It is nourishing, filling and delicious.

Two bowls with beetroot soup

Some of my other favorite soup recipes are:

The queen of this soup is of course the beetroot. The intense red color of this soup is due to betacyanin – an antioxidant that is found in beetroot. Betacyanin is very important for a healthy heart. Beetroots are also known for numerous other health benefits, such as improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance.

The second most important ingredients are red lentils. Red lentils are extremely popular all around the world – Africa, Asia, East Europe, Middle East… And this is really not a surprise! These edible seeds from the legume family are delicious and are very versatile. They come with a number of great health benefits too and it is really nice to see that they are finally finding their way into our kitchens too. Lentils are an excellent source of B vitamins (especially folate), iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They’re also a great source of plant-based protein and fibre.

Beetroot soup  in bowl with yogurt  on a side

You see you have no excuse not to make this recipe! And if you are still in doubt, did I mention that this soup is family and kids friendly too? I mean what kid wouldn’t like a PINK soup? Just add a spoon full of plain yogurt and the soup will turn pink. Hint, hint! 🙂

Ok, enough talking about this One-Pot Red Lentil And Beetroot Soup, let’s cook it!

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a bowl with red lentil and beetroot soup garnished with yogurt and greens

One-Pot Lentil and beetroot soup


  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This is possibly the easiest soup recipe you have ever come across. Nurturing, nourishing and absolutely delicious. Done in one pot in no time.


Ingredients

Scale

2 medium-sized beetroots, diced (the smaller you cut the beets the faster your soup will cook)

3/4 cup of red lentils, rinsed

1 red capsicum, chopped

3 large tomatoes, skinned and diced or 1 tin of organic diced tomatoes

1 small red or brown onion, roughly chopped

2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

5 cups of water (you can use vegetable or chicken stock if you like)

1 tbsp of butter or olive oil

salt and pepper to season

yoghurt of your choice and some fresh greens like coriander or parsley to garnish 


Instructions

Put all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat to low and simmer the soup for about 20 minutes or until your beets are cooked and are soft. Use a fork or knife to see if they are fully cooked. 

Using a kitchen mixer, blend the soup to the desired consistency. Please be very careful not to burn yourself. 

Add some salt and pepper if desired and serve with yoghurt and some fresh greens of your choice.

That’s it! Enjoy!

 

Notes

If you are using fresh tomatoes you have to remove the skin. Simply put your tomatoes in a bowl with boiling water and leave them to sit for around 5 minutes. After that, drain the water. Let the tomatoes cool a little and peel the skin off. It will come off very easily. 

Beetroot is a beautiful vegetable, but it comes with one little problem! It will colour your hands pink!! To avoid this, simply use a pair of kitchen gloves. Another little hint – don’t use your favorite wooden chopping board to cut the beets!

This recipe is inspired by Almost Turkish Recipes

 

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Keywords: soup, vegetarian soup, vegan soup, one-pot soup, simple soup, Turkish soup

If you try and like this beetroot soup please leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!

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